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I posted on the site a few days ago but can not fine the post or if I posted it in the right place or not. I had been having cramps in my feet and legs at night for years. They started getting worse and there was no help from the medical profession. I never in a million years would have suspected they were caused by my medications. A year ago I started vomiting, I never felt so sick in all my years (72). I called a friend who lives next door. He took one look at me and said, "you are having a heart attack". He gave me a shot of his nitro, crushed aspirin and called for help. I immediately felt better after the nitro. I was checked out at one hospital then rushed to a second hospital where a surgical team was waiting for me at emergency. After they inserted a stent the doctor asked me what time I start having problems and after I told him he said that I could not be right as the place he inserted the stent was (can not remember exactly) 90 something blocked and I would not be alive. I told him what my friend did and he said that he saved my life. I did not feel like I had a heart attack, I had no chest pain and after about five days in the hospital the doctor agreed with me. I did not have a heart attack. I was started on some different medication including a second statin type medication. My cramps in the feet and lower legs intensified. I started having cramps on the side of my lower legs that were very painful. I would wake up with a cramp, have to get up as staying in bed was impossible. A year after the stent treatment I had a extremely painful foot cramp. I sat on the edge of the bed, I was extremely hot all over and a different type pain started in my left leg just after the cramp eased off. I started vomiting, same thing as a year ago. I took a shot of my nitro and next I remembered I was on the floor. I called 911 when I woke up. After they arrived they discovered a broken mirror and cuts and bumps from my fall. Again there was no chest pain indicating a heart problem. They take me to the hospital and can not find anything wrong. The cramps keep getting worse and then after the cramp eased off I started having unbelievable pain in the right leg from the thigh to my foot. It was like it would ease off a bit then intensify past the point of being bearable. The next night same thing, only it was both legs. I do not know the words needed to describe the pain. It started in the right leg. Last I remember the pain was intensifying in the left leg. I came to on the floor with a battered noise again. I have a neurological movement disorder and a degenerated spine. My thinking was that the muscle cramps were somehow causing the pain in the legs. The pain was nothing like any muscle cramp pain or the burning pain caused in the thigh by a nerve in the spine. This pain was far worse than anything I have ever experienced. I was afraid to go to bed the next night and it was find what is causing it or I would have to say goodbye to my independence. I found this site. If any of you have ever thought that your posting was not worth your time you are very, very wrong. When I started reading I could not believe that someone else has had this incredible pain. I am a long time user of morphine for pain control and have been in pain most of my life but nothing like the other night. I read your posts about the statin drugs for high cholesterol. I have been taking hydrochlorothiazide. I was also taking Rosuvastatin. I stopped them both. I live alone and can not drive so will have to wait until I get supplies to get the Magnesium and Calcium tablets and the Tonic water. Its been five days without the two medications and I have not had one cramp in the daytime or at night. I stayed up for two nights sleeping in my chair, I was afraid to go to bed. Gone are the uncountable number of cramps in the daytime and some nights 6 or 7. Thank you all and best wishes that all of you find a cure for your pain. James
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